Offspring

Kids
singing
‘twinkle twinkle’
someone ought to tell them
how far away the stars are
and for most kids
who’ll never reach them
we should teach them
that
it’s not the end.

But these are the hand me down
songs for the little ones,
the ones that give them hope
for the future,
the songs of continuity in this
life where perspicacity
is in very short supply.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.